Tuesday, August 5, 2008

the best of all worlds

I've been invited to a new writers group tonight (thanks, Mit!) that includes pot luck and an open mic "game" that mirrors the one at QRB a couple of months ago. I'm so looking forward to it for several reasons, including:
  • a chance to meet new people
  • an excuse to make cake
  • a chance to share and hear some good writing
  • an excuse to eat cake

I'm waffling on what to bring to read (ooh, maybe I should make waffles for tonight!). At first I wanted to bring an excerpt from the new novel--one of the more developed and revised scenes. Yes, I know, after all my ranting and kavetching about sharing drafts too soon and being superstitious about discussing novels in progress, and that's what I wanna bring. But I feel really confident about these particular pages (as opposed to the damned 50, in which I had absolutely zero confidence), and I got permission from my PIC to read them (in fact, she's curious about the response they'll get). Also, even though I've never met this group (save Mit), I innately trust them.

There's also Faking It, which, if I could just decide on cover art, will be released at the end of this month. I could do a kind of preview reading. Hmmmmmmm... I think my head's more into the new stuff as of right now. I'll probably bring both.

Good food, good company, good writing. That's what I call a perfect night out.
Oh, and don't get me wrong -- I'm out to win this open mic, too! ;) In good, clean fun, of course.


Susan said...

Good luck! I'm virtually voting for you! :)

The Purple Panda said...


MitMoi said...

The cake was good! (very, very, very, good)

The reading was GREAT!

The anxiety several expressed (in a flurry of e-mails) over voting wasn't so great - so we didn't vote. :(

You Ms. P.Panda would have been the top of the heap.

G Liz said...

It was so great to meet you!!! I am saving you to my blog list now and can't wait to hear more from you!

Thank you for your company, sharing your writing...uhm...ehhh...yeah...and definitely the cake!!! :-)

The Purple Panda said...

Thanks, Mit and G!

It really was a lot of fun, and I didn't miss the voting aspect (as I said in today's post, I don't think anyone could vote on just one -- each person brought something unique).

Glad you liked the cake, too -- it came out good! So did the ice cream!